Dr. Daisuke Minakata and his graduate student, Erica Coscarelli, published an open access paper, Mechanistic Insight into the Degradation of Nitrosamines via Aqueous-Phase UV Photolysis or a UV-Based Advanced Oxidation Process: Quantum Mechanical Calculations, in Molecules. This paper addresses the presence of trace organics in water, focusing on potentially carcinogenic nitrogen-organic contaminants called nitrosamines. Dr. Minakata’s group applied ultraviolet (UV) photolysis and UV-based advanced oxidation technology to degrade these contaminants into a non-toxic form of transformation compounds while studying the degradation mechanisms.
Molecules 2018, 23(3), 539; doi:10.3390/molecules23030539
Dr. Daisuke Minakata is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Erica Coscarelli is a graduate student in Environmental Engineering.
This work, supported by the National Science Foundation, has been published in the Molecules special issue “Radical Chemistry.” Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049; CODEN: MOLEFW) is the leading international, peer-reviewed open access journal of chemistry, published monthly online by MDPI.